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Experience Ards and North Down 

Book a unique experience to enjoy a warm welcome as you discover hidden gems and create lasting memories in a region with stunning shorelines nestled between the sparkling waters of the Irish Sea and spectacular Strangford Lough and all within an hour of Belfast.


Discover all that Ards and North Down has to offer with this selection of bookable experiences that allow you to explore fascinating places, enjoy delicious food and immerse yourself in the beauty of the Borough! Get a little inspiration for a truly memorable visit.

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Experience Ards and North Down 2022 -  SUP Hub NI

With a programme running from April through to the end of 2022, a fabulous selection of unique authentically local experiences is available to book now.


Be surprised and awakened with immersive experiences and guided walking tours. Take in the natural beauty of our countryside, encounter water’s edge wonders, mansion houses, charming towns and villages and our delicious food and drink. 

Our local people are ready share their passion, skills, and craic! Be captivated on a historic guided walking tour, embrace your creative spirit, or try something new like paddleboarding or kayaking on our stunning coastal waters and loughs.

Join the Lady of the House at Ballywalter House for a unique tour and lunch created from the walled garden. Explore Strangford Lough or our coastal waters with a unique paddleboard or kayak experience, or even learn a traditional weaving skill and create your own piece as you enjoy a warm welcome at Kiri Cottage. From relaxing yoga and traditional breadmaking to exploring historic sites, these experiences are unique opportunities to connect with this beautiful region. 


Experiences must be pre-booked, book early to avoid disappointment.

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Experience Ards and North Down 2022 - Tracey’s Farmhouse Kitchen

For more information, including ticket prices, T’s & C’s and a full list of available Experiences, and to book go to

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